Intervention & Extension
I have been at Harmony Elementary as a parent or a teacher since 1998! My teaching experience at Harmony includes Special Education, 2nd Grade, Health Special, 3rd Grade, Gifted, Reading Recovery, and ESOL.
I grew up on a farm in Kentucky and graduated from the University of Kentucky,. After marrying and moving to Georgia, I taught 5th grade in Rockdale County for 5 years. Then I stayed home with my kids and later started teaching again when my youngest was in 4th grade at Harmony.
My husband, Craig, is an attorney in Athens. We have three children... Ben-also an attorney (married to Katie), Sarah (married to Sam)-teaches at Athens Academy, and Ali- teaches at Sarah Smith ES in Atlanta.. I have three adorable grandchildren, Amy and Will and Caroline!
I enjoy shopping, traveling, and spending time my family... especially the grandkids!
I love being both a teacher and a parent here at Harmony! It is an amazing school where everyone truly works together as a family. I have been teaching for 15 years after graduating from the University of Georgia with both my Bachelors in Education and Masters in Educational Leadership. My favorite subject is math, and I am so glad that my job is to teach math to students and to work with other teachers to improve their math teaching! I also enjoy facilitating our school math club, Crazy 8s, with Ms.Morris. When I am not at school, I love spending time with my family, reading, and exercising. I have been married to my husband Rob for 13 years and have two daughters, Alyssa (9 and a fourth grader here at Harmony!) and McKenna (5 and now a kindergartener here also!). We also have a 13 year old German Shepherd mix named Emma and a new dog we just adopted from a rescue, a 3 year old Shih Tzu mix named Mint. Our family loves to spend time together at Lake Lanier and go to Disney World!
I believe every child and teacher can learn every day.
I grew up in New Jersey and North Fulton County. I am a local college girl completing my undergraduate at UGA (woof-woof) and two graduate degrees from Georgia State. Teaching in Gwinnett County for over 25 years, I have been fortunate to have many wonderful teaching experiences: Multi-Age Kindergarten and First, First Grade , Reading Recovery, Gifted and English As A Second Language (Kindergarten through Fifth Grade), Literacy Specialist, and Elementary School Administrator. When we are not in school you can find me traveling across the world, boating on Lake Lanier or with my family. Recently I completed a big check on my bucket list by visiting my 7th Continent, Antarctica. My bucket list items I am dreaming of include an African Safari and driving a motor home to visit sights on North America.
This is my 16th year of teaching, and my 5th year at Harmony. My husband and I have 3 beautiful children, William (11), Andrew (7), and Adeleine (5).
My very favorite subject to teach is math. I think numbers are awesome!
It has been my privilege to be a part of the Harmony family for 22 years. Harmony is just as its name states, a wonderful harmonious place to learn and work.
The aspect of teaching that I most enjoy is watching the students’ personalities mature and develop as the school year progresses. I get a small glimpse of who they will be as an adult, which is very exciting. Seeing the look of excitement on the students’ faces as they explore new concepts is truly the best part of teaching.
I am a Georgia native and was born in Cobb County, and then moved to Barrow County where I grew up. My educational degrees include an Associates of Science degree from Gainesville College, a Bachelors of Science in Early Education and Masters of Education from North Georgia College and State University, and an Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University. In my spare time I enjoy boating, reading, and gardening. My husband, Tim, and I have three daughters.
I have been married 35 years, have 4 adopted children, and four grandchildren.
I graduated from the University of Florida and have been teaching 20+ years.
In addition to teaching in public school I have also worked with premature infants and failure to thrive babies; the goal helping them to thrive and "catch up" from their time in the NICU. I was also the educational coordinator for a shelter for abused and neglected children.